The Swim

Introducing ‘The Swim’: A 5,500-Mile Expedition Across the Pacific Ocean

Ben Lecomte and his crew embark on a historic swim across the Pacific Ocean in an effort to gain awareness on the state of ocean health.

Seeker, in partnership with Discovery and produced in association with Nomadica Films, has announced a new expedition called “The Swim.” 

The expedition features long-distance swimmer Ben Lecomte, who in 1998 became the first man to swim across the Atlantic. Lecomte will be accompanied by Seeker as he swims across the Pacific Ocean from Japan to San Francisco.

“The mission of my historic swim is to bring to light the current state of our oceans,” said Ben Lecomte. “The research we collect during ‘The Swim’ will ultimately help us better protect our oceans and I’m excited to partner with Seeker and Discovery to bring this expedition and our findings to the world.”

“The Swim” will bring Lecomte’s six month Trans-Pacific journey to viewers across multiple platforms with live video from the boat, a mid-form video series on Seeker’s channels and Discovery GO, short-form social videos, weekly Instagram Stories, weekly TV swim updates on Discovery, and will culminate with a feature-length documentary in 2019.